According to the information of Statistics Estonia, over the past few years, trade volumes between Estonia and Finland have continued to grow. Last year, Estonian businessmen exported goods to Finland to the value of EUR 1,973.4 billion. This represents an increase of 8% since 2012, while at the same time goods worth EUR 2,056.8 billion were imported from Finland, an increase of 4% since 2012.
Estonia mainly exports electronic goods and furniture to Finland and Finland mainly exports electronic goods to Estonia.
From Tallinn to Helsinki in just 24 hours
Since the beginning of 2014, the express delivery service company Venipak has been transporting freight from the Baltic States to Finland. Rodion Podra, the manager of Venipak in Estonia, who spoke to journalists, said that in the near future the Venipak Group plans to expand its operations in Finland and other Scandinavian countries.
“An express parcel route between Estonia and Finland is one of our targets and we can see even greater opportunities in this area, specifically, the opportunity to become the number one express parcel delivery service, providing fast reliable shipment of goods between the Baltic States, Finland and Scandinavia”, Mr Podra said.
According to Mr Podra, open borders of the European Union and increasing trade between the Baltic region and the Nordic neighbours have created a demand for faster delivery of parcels.
Mr Podra also said that both Estonian and Finnish entrepreneurs are looking for new ways to ship goods across the Gulf of Finland quickly and at a low cost.
“Increasing popularity of online shopping significantly increases the movement of goods between Estonia and Finland. Online shops are usually managed by small companies that send several products and want customers to receive their products as soon as possible.” Mr Podra said.
He argues that the traditional transportation of goods in a container no longer meets business needs and opportunities.
“We live in a world where time is the most precious asset. Although transportation of goods in a container is cheaper, smaller traders cannot sell a large container of goods every day and it would take too long to fill a container with the consequent delay of a week or month in the delivery of goods”, Mr Podra said.
“An express parcel courier service is the only option for companies operating in the Baltic States to ship freight quickly and reliably. The route from the ports of Klaipėda and Riga to the port of Helsinki is long and the shipment of goods may take more than a day. However, if a client chooses to ship goods using an express parcel service with a network of services in the Baltic States, the goods from a shop in Vilnius will reach the buyer in Helsinki in a little over a day and the goods from Tallinn to Helsinki will travel in less than a day,” the manager of Venipak Eesti said.
About the company Venipak
In 2004, the express parcel delivery services company Venipak commenced operations in the Baltic market and in the 10 years since has become one of the leading express parcel delivery services in the region. Each year, the company expands its operations and establishes new branches in different cities of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in order to provide quick and reliable parcel delivery service between the Baltic States and within each of these countries.
In 2014, the Venipak Group launched an expansion strategy to Finland and other Scandinavian countries, with the aim of ensuring fast and reliable parcel delivery between the Baltic States and Scandinavian countries and to becoming the first express parcel delivery service connecting the capitals of Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.